Cabaret Hotties Rock Party

Wicked cabaret theme and burlesque dancers rock Bering Omega gala traditions

Wicked cabaret theme and burlesque dancers rock Bering Omega gala

Sing for Hope Cabaret Gigi Huang, Mark Sullivan, Diane Lokey Farb
Bering Omega gala chairs Gigi Huang and Mark Sullivan with honoree Diane Lokey Farb, left. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Sing for Hope Cabaret, Nov. 2015
Cabaret talent rocked the Hotel Derek Ballroom. Photo by Shelby Hodge
Sing for Hope Cabaret Dan and Kim Moody, Jeff Gremillion, Jesse Dzubak
Dan Moody, Kim Moody, Jeff Gremillion, Jesse Dzubak. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron
Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Bob Mitchell, Heather Hatfield
Bob Mitchell, Heather Hatfield. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Mike and Karen Mayell
Mike Mayell, Karen Mayell. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret dancers
Cabaret dancers. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Mat Vladimirovic, Katarina Tehlirian
Mat Vladimirovic, Katarina Tehlirian. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Dan and Jillian O'Neill, Meredith Xavier
Dan O'Neill, Jillian O'Neill, Meredith Xavier. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Heather Leighton, Eren Nunerly
Heather Leighton, Eren Nunerly. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Lance and Alicia Smith
Lance Smith, Alicia Smith. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Lissa Gangjee, Farzanah Gangjee
Lissa Gangjee, Farzanah Gangjee. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Luigi Major, Paul Lovero, Bimal Patel
Luigi Major, Paul Lovero, Bimal Patel. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Michael Rudelson, Kelli Rudelson
Michael Rudelson, Kelli Rudelson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sing for Hope Cabaret Gigi Huang, Mark Sullivan, Diane Lokey Farb
News, Shelby, Sing for Hope Cabaret, Nov. 2015
Sing for Hope Cabaret Dan and Kim Moody, Jeff Gremillion, Jesse Dzubak
Sing for Hope Cabaret Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron
Sing for Hope Cabaret Bob Mitchell, Heather Hatfield
Sing for Hope Cabaret Mike and Karen Mayell
Sing for Hope Cabaret dancers
Sing for Hope Cabaret Mat Vladimirovic, Katarina Tehlirian
Sing for Hope Cabaret Dan and Jillian O'Neill, Meredith Xavier
Sing for Hope Cabaret Heather Leighton, Eren Nunerly
Sing for Hope Cabaret Lance and Alicia Smith
Sing for Hope Cabaret Lissa Gangjee, Farzanah Gangjee
Sing for Hope Cabaret Luigi Major, Paul Lovero, Bimal Patel
Sing for Hope Cabaret Michael Rudelson, Kelli Rudelson

When Gigi Huang and Mark Sullivan signed on to chair the Bering Omega Community Service's annual Sing for Hope fundraiser, they vowed to shake up the traditionally sedate evening of dinner in one venue followed by a concert in another. And shake it up, baby, they did.

The entire evening unfolded in the Hotel Derek ballroom, where highlights from the musical Cabaret scored high as deliciously bawdy entertainment. The Alley Theatre’s resident assistant artistic director Brandon Weinbrenner produced the program which began with Sing for Hope founder opera singer Camille Zamora delivering a glowing "La Vie En Rose." 

From there, it was all Bob Fosse-inspired song, dance and dialogue with the Alley's towering Todd Waite ironically reprising the role of the vertically-challenged Joel Grey. And, oh, those Sally Bowles dancers! They sent a few gents into near-cardiac arrest.

The glam cabaret decorative theme, complete with thousands of deep red roses, was executed compliments of Todd Fiscus' Todd Events. Hotel Derek served as presenting sponsor of the black-tie bash that raised $150,000.

The evening honored Diane Lokey Farb with the Camille Zamora Award, recognizing the generous philanthropist for her support of the arts and medical causes across the city. Spotlighted for their long-time support of Bering Omega were honorees Cara and Michael Rudelson.

Among the 250 guests were Bering Omega board chair Jeff Gremillion, Kim and Dan Moody, Tiffany Masterson, Jo and Jim Furr, John B. Connally IV, Frances Marzio, Lizzie Sullivan, Stuart Rosenberg, Greg Morago, Jason Reeves, Elizabeth Petersen, John and Becca Cason Thrash, Alicia and Lance Smith and Tricia Harrison.

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